MCC Hosted the Spring 2019 540WMain Gentrification Conference

Written by on April 1, 2019

MCC hosted the Spring 2019 540WMain Gentrification Conference at its downtown campus this past Saturday, March 30, 2019. This year’s theme was “Development Without Displacement: Activism & Action.”


The conference featured P.E. Moskowitz, author of “How to Kill a City: Gentrification, Inequality and the Fight for the Neighborhood”, as the keynote speaker. Its purpose was to continue the much needed conversation about the history of gentrification in Rochester neighborhoods.

Residents, leaders, and developers within the community came together to learn how to make Rochester accessible for all, how to counter displacement and “determine a collective path forward”.

Although the cost of the event was $10 no one was turned away for lack of funds, and all proceeds went towards the missions of 540WMain Communiversity & City Roots Community Land Trust Development Without Displacement: Activism & Action.

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